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1  Re: Geezers Alive and Kicking, Round 6 - gallery in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: April 16, 2015 11:56:18 PM
Gee, thanks guys! Brianna, I'm sorry, I thought I mentioned the little extras in the note Good thing you found them before the bag went into the laundry!

That little tote isn't interfaced at all, I just used very thin, but strangely stiff fabrics. The purple is from a cushion cover, and the striped one is some woven lining fabric. I think. On the website that offers these for sale they said that due to the material lining was unnecessary, I think they used silk taffeta. I tried to use similar fabrics, and it worked! I love the shot of it sitting up, I only took a dangling picture.

The sewing machine cover isn't interfaced, either (neither is it ironed, as I only remembered after I mailed it off... Sorry Brianna!) because of the relatively stiff outer fabric and the applique, it can nearly stand up on its own. Well, slouch. And while I had lots of fun with Sally, I love the curly hill more.

I couldn't for the life of me find the perfect material for the eyelashes, as I didn't want to use wire for safety reasons...

A rather grainy shot that doesn't really show the slight shimmer of the moon, but at least the purple background, and the black hill. Jack is somewhere on his way to see Sally on the other side... Smiley And do you see how well it fits my machine? It was so hard to pack up! I swear I used Brianna's measurements! Good thing I have a thin little cover made from two dishtowels I bought on my honeymoon...
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2  Re: Geezers Alive and Kicking, Round 6 - gallery in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: April 15, 2015 01:58:11 AM
Now let me show you what Averia sent to me: I'm sorry, I had to take the pictures all by myself, and found out that showing off dresses (dresses!!! dressessesses! I had asked for one!) while you are wearing them is not as easy as I thought, either the dress sits weird or I forget to wipe little pawprints off the lense or hate how I look... But I have to show you these, I got them on Monday already, so I'm only modeling one now.

Let's start with the extras, okay?

Waste canvas and 40ct gauze so I can try new stuff, also strawberry Kool-Aid because I asked for it, and MLP stickers for the kiddos. I already have two projects planned out for the gauze, and one will be going right back to Averia. In a couple of months probably, but still...

So, first here are two comfy dresses, also as a kind of extra. Ave said she wasn't sure if I'd like them, and she was kind of right. I love them! And they both have pockets! It doesn't really show on the purple one, but the black one has the pockets lined in the red fabric from the top, I love it!

And here are the two dresses made exactly like my favourite little black dress (that I usually wear with capri leggings), now I have three! The purple one is made from a cozy heavy jersey, the brown one (on the mirror, to reduce the glare, you'll see why) is from thinner material and a tad shorter, perfect for summer, which is supposed to happen this afternoon! And I'm all decked out for it now!

This is my favourite shot so far, one of the first ones, with a little fingerprint on the lense and the glare from the mirror so it is even hazier than the others. Wait, soft focus? Maybe that's why I like it? And look at the pretty butterflies in the top left corner!

Avie, thank you so so so much!  I love my new dresses (and everything else) very much and really appreciate that you went out of your comfort zone for me!

And I'll pester my family (the 40yo, the 3yo and the 1yo) to take pics...
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3  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: April 07, 2015 01:15:07 PM
Aaaand I received a fantastic swap package from Mlsocci74 today. She had claimed me for pinned jewelry and recipe cards, and both are just perfect!

Here are the recipe cards, just what I like, clean lines & great colours:


This is the beautiful necklace Mlsocci74 made for me, straight off my Pinterest, from the side:

I love the bubbly effect!

And the front view, of course:

(The colour is more teal/turquoise, really. Not light blue.)

And me wearing it to show off the perfect length & size for this pendant & how happy I am with it!

Thank you so much Mel, this was the perfect package on an otherwise not so perfect day!
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4  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: April 04, 2015 01:33:19 PM
La Chapa received her package now but has some computer issues, so I'll post my pictures first:

I made another net necklace, from matte black seed beads this time, and inspired by one of her Pinterest pins for the gold detail:

And as a little extra a stone heart with purple and green (a little more than can be seen in this shot), lovely to look at and to hold, this time due to one of her Pinterest boards. Lots of mossy green with eggplanty purple!

Sadly I have no clue what kind of stone this is. Ideas, anyone?
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5  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: March 29, 2015 05:14:57 AM
I received my lovely triple zipper pouch from Acadian Driftwood yesterday!

I'm so sorry, we had such a good time filling it with all the little things you need if you are on the road with two kiddies, and deciding what belongs in which pocket and then taking it with us when we went outside, I completely forgot about posting... Acadian Driftwood went with my leafy/nature theme, I love it! And inside there were three embroidery hoops, 4 and 3 inch, maybe I'll get to make a small one for myself one of these days... And at least one more pouch to put MY things in there, because this one is being claimed by my daughter...

Thanks so much, Acadian Driftwood, the pouch is so perfect for me!
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6  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: March 08, 2015 02:31:06 PM
But of course I'm not here for idle chit chat only, but also to show you what texscrapper sent me: Four great (and huge!) reusable grocery totes in totally vibrant spring colours!

This is how they arrived, it seems someone was curious. Glad they made it, because my address was basically ripped off:

For size reference, all four hanging on a high chair:

Another one for size reference with my goofy little helpers, and to explain why I might always be hunting for these: The 3yo loves ladybugs, and the 1yo loves everything the other one does...

And a closeup of the fabrics:

Thank you so much texscrapper, these are great! And they will come in so handy, because I often have to lug our groceries home on foot, and these are just perfect for this. Love them!
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7  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: March 06, 2015 02:43:29 AM
Wheeee, pictures finally! Here are the supplies La Chapa sent to me, both swiffer pads, and a proper action shot.

The beads have the most gorgeous purple, I'm just looking for the proper project. I've never tried Toho beads before.

Both pads, a perfect fit for our swiffer thing.

The kids enjoy cleaning more than I do, it seems. Let's just hope it stays like that!

As I said, La Chapa, thanks so much!

*also you might just recognize a certain little purse on Lea's side... she even goes to bed with it at the moment. I have to wriggle it off her after she falls asleep, because I don't want her to get all tangled up, and because she keeps her keyring in there, with a little ell on it. She sleeps in my bed...
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8  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110 & 111 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: February 28, 2015 10:13:38 AM
I received from La Chapa today!

And I have decent pictures on my camera (it was actually sunny, so there was light!) but since I just updated my OS the camera and the laptop are not on speaking terms anymore, and the internet connection is very spotty tonight... so now you only get this weird laptop camera picture of Hanna trying out the swiffer cover (one of two!), this was after she had a little meltdown when I took away the extras we got!

Not pictured is the second swiffer cover, and the extras: The loveliest purple Toho delicas, a baggy of very colourful seed beads that Leas has claimed for a bracelet for her already, and some tubes of fabric paint and yellow and purple clay, and yellow embroidery floss!

Olivia, thank you so much, I'll get proper pictures! The swiffer covers are a perfect fit (for the Vileda thingy), and the extras are perfect, too!
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9  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110 & 111 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: February 15, 2015 11:45:35 AM
Ack, I forgot to post my claim from Alliekat914! I'm so sorry Allie, I was so sure I was caught up with everything. My sincere apologies. And I need to review my new system, obviously.

Anyway, I received gorgeous notecards (and in my favourite colours, to boot! teal and brown with silver!), a lovely yellow Mickey and Minnie fabric, and lots of Curious George goodies for my kiddo!

Group shot. Loads of Curious George greatness, three books and an activity bag. Lea was with me when I opened the envelope, and tried to take the books immediately. She started counting and naming things immediately. The fabric and the cards, of course, but please also take notice of the cute little Care Bears stickers, those are just for me! I couldn't decide where to put them yet, but I will.

And here are the beautiful cards, 5 sets of two, and they are perfect! I don't really want to send them away again, I love them so much, but I had immediately decided on who'll get one of those top right. It is blue, after all. Heehee.

This sweet & merry fabric is called "Togetherness", isn't it cute? I was told I'm to make a rucksack/bag and a dress or skirt from it. Wink

Thank you so so so much Alliekat914, I love the whole package! (I always love your packages!)
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10  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110 & 111 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by anna.wahnsinn on: February 15, 2015 12:33:20 AM
Thanks, Laurel, we are all on the mend already! But I think I missed a few things during the last few days...

What I did definitely not miss is the supply package I received from Averia yesterday! It was originally meant to be an infinity scarf, but we changed that because I was in desperate need of some therapeutic supplies I can't see to find here! Averia was so kind and obliged, and even added some beading stuff!

So here is the loot:

(Not easy taking pictures and typing with a 1yo on my lap that really wants to join in, but I originally meant to post last night, so I want to do this now! Hey, now I sound like the 1yo. Well...)

So here we have the aforementioned therapeutic stamping blanks in so many different shapes! It feels so good to get to wham something with a hammer sometimes! And there is a large swirly heart stamp, perfect for Valentine's day, and perfect for my first image stamp. Then there are bead reamers, so I will be able adjust the holes (I'm planning to try those on some freshwater pearls, too!) and a bead nabber for the next time sombody spills sead beads all over the couch! Now how did you know I needed that?

Thank you so much Ave, I love it!
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